James Brady (SS)

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James Brady (born 20 May 1920, date of death unknown) was one of two Irishmen known to have served in the Waffen-SS during World War II.wikipedia
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Friesack Camp

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The Germans transferred the pair to a POW camp but soon transferred them to the special Abwehr facility at Friesack Camp to recruit them as saboteurs.

Ireland

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James Brady (born 20 May 1920, date of death unknown) was one of two Irishmen known to have served in the Waffen-SS during World War II.

Waffen-SS

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James Brady (born 20 May 1920, date of death unknown) was one of two Irishmen known to have served in the Waffen-SS during World War II.

World War II

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James Brady (born 20 May 1920, date of death unknown) was one of two Irishmen known to have served in the Waffen-SS during World War II.

Royal Irish Fusiliers

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Brady originally volunteered for the Royal Irish Fusiliers, an Irish Regiment in the British Army, in late 1938.

British Army

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Brady originally volunteered for the Royal Irish Fusiliers, an Irish Regiment in the British Army, in late 1938.

Hampshire

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After basic training in Hampshire, he was posted to the Channel Islands in May 1939.

Channel Islands

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After basic training in Hampshire, he was posted to the Channel Islands in May 1939.

Abwehr

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The Germans transferred the pair to a POW camp but soon transferred them to the special Abwehr facility at Friesack Camp to recruit them as saboteurs.

John Codd

Stringer proved willing to co-operate; and, in September 1941, he and John Codd were transferred to Berlin to begin explosives training at the Abwehr training camp at Quentzgut.

Sachsenhausen concentration camp

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This latter group, however, would seem to have been secretly working on the orders of the Senior British Officer at Friesack to sabotage the German scheme; by September 1942, all the Irishmen involved were imprisoned by the Germans, some in Sachsenhausen concentration camp.

Operation Osprey

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In early 1943, Brady and Stringer were released by the Germans and kept in readiness for Operation Osprey.

Cernay, Haut-Rhin

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Subsequently, they volunteered for the Waffen-SS and underwent training at Cernay in occupied Alsace-Lorraine.

Alsace-Lorraine

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Subsequently, they volunteered for the Waffen-SS and underwent training at Cernay in occupied Alsace-Lorraine.

502nd SS Jäger Battalion

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In January 1944, they were recruited to SS-Sonderverband z.b.V. Friedenthal (later: SS-Jäger-Bataillon 502 and later still SS-Jagdverband Mitte), a special forces unit under the command of Otto Skorzeny.

Sonder Lehrgang Oranienburg

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In January 1944, they were recruited to SS-Sonderverband z.b.V. Friedenthal (later: SS-Jäger-Bataillon 502 and later still SS-Jagdverband Mitte), a special forces unit under the command of Otto Skorzeny.

Otto Skorzeny

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In January 1944, they were recruited to SS-Sonderverband z.b.V. Friedenthal (later: SS-Jäger-Bataillon 502 and later still SS-Jagdverband Mitte), a special forces unit under the command of Otto Skorzeny.

Romania

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In late 1944, Brady was involved in Operation Landfried (behind the lines operations in Romania) and in Operation Panzerfaust, the raid on Budapest to prevent Admiral Miklós Horthy from making a separate peace with the Soviets.

Operation Panzerfaust

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In late 1944, Brady was involved in Operation Landfried (behind the lines operations in Romania) and in Operation Panzerfaust, the raid on Budapest to prevent Admiral Miklós Horthy from making a separate peace with the Soviets.

Budapest

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In late 1944, Brady was involved in Operation Landfried (behind the lines operations in Romania) and in Operation Panzerfaust, the raid on Budapest to prevent Admiral Miklós Horthy from making a separate peace with the Soviets.

Miklós Horthy

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In late 1944, Brady was involved in Operation Landfried (behind the lines operations in Romania) and in Operation Panzerfaust, the raid on Budapest to prevent Admiral Miklós Horthy from making a separate peace with the Soviets.

Battle of Berlin

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He later fought in the Battle of Berlin.